Let’s Review: EA Play (EA’s E3 Press Conference of 2017)

 

E3 is here again and with 2017 already a stellar year for gaming the show should be excellent. So who’s first to start? EA of course. How did they do? Well here’s my summary of their E3 presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Christmas Gift Guide: Battlefield – Hardline

 

Again, I’ll say it: the Battlefield series is not my favorite. However Battlefield – Hardline is just different and dynamic enough to break the cycle of boredom the other games in the series are stuck in (in my opinion). Players are either cops or robbers; robbers are trying to commit crimes like stealing money or hijacking cars while the cops are trying to stop them. With large maps and squads of players (on both sides) every goal and objective in play will always be in a frantic tug of war (but in a good way) by the two sides until a winner is decided. Each player can configure their class load out to their play style and can unlock further weapons over time. None of this is really new or different to the series, but Hardline does it so well because it focuses on a more urban premise for the game. Rather than another generic faceless military engagement the other games are ‘famous’ for. Plus the single player is modeled after an not quite serious-serious cop drama, not quite ‘Bad Company’ but at least a step in the right direction.

 

 

 

Games & Gear of 2015: Battlefield: Hardline (03/17/15)

 

Well I already covered a lot about this game in my Beta Breakdown (if you missed it here you go), and after play with it for days it is truly a Battlefield game – warts n’ all. However the element of a small scale (figuratively – the maps are still pretty big) conflict between a crime syndicate and local law enforcement not only kept bring me back to a demo but trying new classes, tactics, and load outs despite my dislike for the Battlefield series as a whole. Now I don’t know if I’m going to keep the game over time, but I will buy it – and that’s why I’m putting the game on the list.

 

 

 

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